Sacramento Ballet. Hollywood Glitz and Glamour Galore will prevail at the gala from 7 to 11 p.m. March 15 at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St. Following a champagne reception, ballet buffs will sit down in a supper club setting to a three-course dinner plus dessert by Classique Catering, which is sharing sponsorship of the gala with the Memorial Auditorium. Dancers from the Sacramento Ballet will teach the continental and lead the conga line for patrons attired in their Ginger Rogers/Fred Astaire ensembles.
The supper club will expand into a casino (no auction) and dance floor with the Peter Petty Orchestra playing tunes of the 1930s and more. The Giggle and Riot photo booth will provide appropriate accessories to provide glam for the pictures. Natalee Pecorelli is leading the planning committee (she attended the 2013 fundraiser as Marlene Dietrich, but is undecided for this year).
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The kickoff for the 2014 Man, Woman, Students of the Year campaign will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Niello Mini, 3210 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento. The winners will be announced at the grand finale gala on May 10. Between Thursday and the May date, candidates will raise funds at specially planned events. Those raising the most funds will receive the Man/Woman/Students of the Year crowns.
Male candidates are Jim Anderson, Lyon Real Estate; Douglas Brauner, Battle Hill Media Group; Ronnie Cobb, Golden 1 Credit Union; Roland Guillen, Warren G. Bender Co.; and Jason Silva, the Fresh Market. Women in the running are Bernice Jimenez Creager, Marketplace Communications/Aaron Read & Associates; Yvette Crockell, California Northstate College of Pharmacy; Niki Hirst, Agree YA Solutions; and Dulcy Wilson, Sutter Medical Center. Students in the campaign include Julianna Hess and Megan Hester-McCullough, Sacramento City College; Christopher Hicks and Brendan MacDonald, Davis Senior High School; Lauren Montee and Julien Meurer, Cosumnes Oaks High School; Russell Patty and Jason Heathers, Rio Americano High School; and Alex Stamas, who is looking for a partner, Granite Bay High School.
Funds raised will support blood cancer research in honor of local children who are survivors. Visit www.mwoy.org/sac.
A Community for Peace. “Razzle Dazzle: A Tribute to Potluck and Coffee” will be celebrated Friday and Saturday at Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 7607 Garden Gate, Citrus Heights. Starting time is 7 p.m. The program will feature two teenage girls who embark upon a new church and become obsessed with finding out why Lutherans have a love affair with coffee and potluck.
Director/writer Todd Gearou is planning the event, which will have Patricia Zampardi as show producer. Performers will include Creation Connections Art academy students.
Along with a coffee bar, varieties of hot snacks will be served. Those attending are asked to bring canned foods for the church pantry. A Community for Peace (formerly known as Citrus Heights Domestic Violence Intervention Center) helps men, women, girls and boys when in need.
Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails. The 2014 Hackademy Awards and after-party will be Saturday at Sacramento Turn Verein, 3349 J St., Sacramento. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with showtime at 6 p.m. Breathe California youth volunteers will present awards in a Hollywood-style ceremony, focusing on the Thumbs Up! and Thumbs Down! winners. Food, music, games and giveaways follow at the teens-only after-party with performances by Kolawole Tokeaux, Connor & Karlee and Brodi Nicholas. Adults will move into the VIP Lounge for heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music and adult beverages. Tickets are available in the VIP adult category; visit sacbreathe.org/attendhacks.html.
Folsom High School Music Boosters. The FHS jazz bands and chorus will provide entertainment at the 12th annual Folsom Wine and Jazz from 8 to 9:30 p.m. March 8 at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St.. More than 20 wineries will pour samples for sipping. Among those providing tastings will be Sutter Street Steakhouse, We Olive and Nothing Bundt Cake. The Music Boosters provide volunteer support for festivals, football games, parades, community events and fundraising in support of FHS music programs. Purchase tickets online at www.FolsomMusic.org.
Sunburst Projects. The perennial sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 1689 Vallarta Circle in Sacramento’s South Natomas area. Featured will be hard-to-find and unusual perennials, potted spring bulbs and more. Proceeds benefit the children’s programs of Sunburst. Call (916) 617-7516.
Music in the Mountains. A concert and fundraising reception with Franklyn D’Antonio and Friends will be from 2 to 5 p.m. March 9 at Rincon del Rio, 10450 Rincon Way, Auburn. The reception following the concert at the private home will include an oyster and shrimp bar, crab puffs and beef Wellingtons with béarnaise. Tickets are $65 general admission, $100 reserved mezzanine seating and parking access to the VIP lounge. Go to www.musicinthemountains.org or call (530) 265-6173.
Safe Ground. The fifth benefit concert will be from 7 to 11 p.m. March 7 at Luna’s Cafe, 1414 16th St., Sacramento. Performers donating their talents will include Brian Chris Rogers, Jackson Griffith, Bill Mylar, The Thing Itself, AJA and Jenn Rogar. Admission is $7/sliding scale. Safe Ground provides temporary, transitional housing and other assistance to the homeless in Sacramento.
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